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skill. we have gravity. that gravity won't change. the president won't suddenly become bill clinton the next four years. wasn't the last four years and won't be the next four years. either things will get done through more staff contact and cabinet secretaries and outreach and they won't get done and he won't change and become a different person. >> we're not asking him to call bill clinton. we have legislation in the balance. >> we've been talking about it this for four years. it's not going to change, not in his character. he doesn't like to do it, won't start doing it. >> after the president got elected again, made the joke my daughters don't really want to see me that much any more so i will have more time to call. >> there's still espn, there's still the duce. >> exactly. i'm flummoxed, i really am, why he can't pick up the phone, especially republicans on gun legislation, sticking their necks out and crossing the nra. doesn't look like he will change. >> the legislative theory of the case is maybe joe biden and jack mcdonagh, will produce overwh m overwhelming majorities in t
representing bill clinton to the pope. >> how exciting for her. >> it was a challenge. >> i guess it was. >> e.j. this morning quotes somebody who says the most noted earnize i earnizing -- modernizing thing this pope did was to retire, get out of the way. could it be at this modern age a pope just can't afford to be seen frail and weakened in the 24/7 news cycle? are we moving beyond the days? >> i don't think that's necessarily true. john paul felt strongly he wanted the world to see him in a sickened state because that was humanity. that he was setting an example of someone who was frail and feeble and carrying on. i think this pope, you know, has decided to set a different example. we'll see what this precedent means. does it mean future popes have to be pushed out? does he have influence after a new pope is manamed? we're in unchartered waters. >> and in quite a while, we'll see -- >> they have their own camp david. >> with the choicloisted nuns. they'll probably get better food. >> the state of the address and the "washington post" talking about the state of the union never really meanin
, 1989, 1990, 1991, the democratic party was dead. george h.w. bush was going to win. bill clinton wins. and republicans are dead. two years later, we come in because newt dominates. then it's bill clinton. i mean, it takes -- everybody talks about how the republican party's in horrible shape. and they are in horrible shape, but they need one strong leader. >> oh, yeah. a good one. >> when allen west says there's 78 communists, go hey, idiot, shut up. no, they're not. when you get a republican president, they can do it. >> they can do it. and allen west knows that his phone's going to ring when he says it. >> right. so he won't say it. >> exactly. and so not until a leader emerges, you're just going to have your fist in your forehead a lot because they're just going to outdo each other. and parties go through this. we went through it. >> joe's come up with, i think, a great frame on this. you were advising president clinton, then governor clinton in '91. you talked about the middle class, frankly the values of the party had strayed from -- or at least the public view separated from the
the "must-read opinion pages." also, bloomberg businessweek explains how hillary clinton gave silicon valley a boost when she left the state department. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ >>> welcome back to "morning joe" at 46 past the hour. joining us now from "bloomberg businessweek," elizabeth dwoskin. your column for "bloomberg businessweek" is on how hillary clinton helped silicon valley on her way out the door. and in part, you write this. "one of hillary clinton's new initiatives, the alliance for an affordable internet merits attention. if successful, the project, a public-private partnership between the state department, the worldwide web foundation and tech companies such as google, microsoft and intel, could end up helpi
on that course. >> good things happen when presidents are golfing with famous people. back in 1997 bill clinton got a phone call while he was golfing with michael jordan in vegas. he got the horrible news that -- true stroory. i get to say this because i'm a former politician. he got the news that if he did nothing, the budget was going to balance itself alone without any of his help. so he quit, rushed to the airport and came back saying, we have to do something fast so i can take credit for it. and we did. so there you go. i think it's a fascinating story. i did that for the kids. >> meanwhile, in the middle of all this, senator lindsay graham is suggesting one potential -- >> wait, wait, wait. can i just ask a question? >> because he needs cameras and likes to be on tv and has a lot to say. >> let's be honest, guys. john, you're not looking at me. you're reading. >> what is wrong with you? >> i'm reading about immigration. >> we're talking about lindsay. we poke at lindsay a lot. it's not personal. should we have an intervention? should we give him a call, or should we call somebody in the s
to work washington like clinton figured it out, like lbj figured it out, like reagan figured it out. he wasn't ready. marco's not ready. and they're throwing him out there because they're going, oh, you know, we did poorly with hispanics so let's put marco out there. he's not ready yet. that doesn't mean he won't be ready. he's a great-looking guy. he's articulate. he's just -- >> i see some parallels, but i don't see all of them. >> from florida. spring training has started. and they'd be looking at a marco rubio and saying he's talented, move him up to aaa and then to majors. >> in fairness, barack obama had his first national speech, he knocked it out of his park. >> he nailed it. >> hold on a second. barack obama was a state senator. marco rubio was speaker of the house of, like, the fourth largest state in america, okay? so if we want to compare state legislative careers, marco had more experience. he's still not ready to be president of the united states. and republicans that are pushing him out there are making a big mistake. >> you need to let him season. i mean, my god. you kno
affairs and clinton had done too much nation building and then he turned into the biggest nation-builder president we've had in sometime. >> after 9/11, right. i don't think he ever accused, mika, bill clinton of shredding the constitution. >> i mean, look -- >> which he was accused of doing. which he accused george w. bush of doing. >> i have to say, i was definitely on the critical end of things, as were members of my family. we were very, very, very concerned about how far the bush administration pushed the boundaries of not only, you know, what is constitution but what is morally right. and this is definitely in the same category, completely in the same category. this argument. i'm not saying we shouldn't be doing it. >> again, whether you have an issue with it is not the point that pete wehner is trying to make or quite frankly the point i've been trying to make for five or six years. and willie, i'll go back to it, and we're going to pull the tape. liberals were angry at barack obama for suggesting that he wasn't going to push to have george w. bush tried for war crimes. >>
certificate sore, appreciate it. >> former president clinton says of all the laws passed while in office there's still one that gets the most praise. we'll tell you what that law is and talk about its on going conversation with joe conason and alexis herman next on "morning joe." >>> it took eight years and two vetoes to make this legislation the law of the land. now, millions of our people will no longer have to choose between their jobs and their families. the law guarantees the right of up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year when it's urgently needed at home to care for a newborn child or an ill family member. >> signing one of your favorite bills. >> sure. >> this was like big for women. >> the family and medical leave act into law. that was 20 years ago yesterday. and president clinton reflected on the anniversary in politico writing in part this. 20 years ago yesterday, barely more than two weeks into my presidency, i stood in the white house rose garden to sign the family and medical leave act which provided millions of americans with the opportunity to take time off to care for a new
it will be rhetorically, but he needs to -- i hate always to compare him to bill clinton, but in this area, he needs to be a little more clintonesque. he needs to convince people he's got a theory of the case about what it is to create jobs. >> does he have a theory of the case? >> it's a lot like bill clinton's. invest in things that make us stronger. >> his fifth state of the union, mike, you said we're going to find out. how long's it going to take us to find out if he knows how to create a job? >> if it's like bill clinton's, it could take hours and hours and hours. >> i used to go in the back of the cloak room, say wake me up when there's 30 minutes left. >> they loved all those long, long lists. >> really? >> they did. >> it's going to be interesting to see if essences that there is a whole group of people between the age of about 40 and maybe 55, 56 years of age who have lost jobs in the last four or five years who are feeling hopeless about their immediate future, to see if essences that angst that's out there among a huge number of people. >> so you're asking questions about, you know, whet
hillary clinton did when she was elected after 2000 to the senate, to try to become not just a star because she was so well known, warren was, as hillary was, but to try to work in the system of the senate, unlike some other of the freshmen. and this was her moment because this is what she knows best. this is why she was elected. and that's where she punched through. >> all right. still ahead on "morning joe," congressman charlie rangel who today is introducing a bill that would reinstate the draft. also, lieutenant governor of california, gavin newsom. moderator of "meet the press," david gregory and eugene robinson. up next, mike allen with the "politico playbook." first bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> an interesting forecast for the east coast. i've been talking all week about the potential for a storm with snow. looks like we'll see some of that snow. the worst commute early this morning. rain has been moving out of south florida. looks like miami beginning to clear out. from cape coral to palm bay, you may see a few showers around melbourne, too. the other story, t
clinton and a republican leader decided they were going to stomp on 70 of us -- you just get out of the way. and there were usually about 70 conservatives that usually got rolled. but we'll see. i'm sure this is all -- >> still ahead on "morning joe," the moderator of "meet the press" -- i like it when alex gets rough in the control room in my ear. he just yelled at me. i'm going to drive him crazy. all right. moderator of "meet the press" -- >> paul simon. >> that didn't sound like alex, david gregory, secretary of housing and urban development, shaun donovan with the latest on the housing market. that will be good. also historian douglas brinkley. and later, "new york times" film critic tony scott will be here with his oscar picks. that will be cool. and up next, inside this morning's "politico playbook" including how some republican governors are providing a lift for president obama's health care law. >> rick scott out of florida. >> yeah, that's big news. >> who would have ever seen that coming? >> well, makes kind of sense, actually. >> hospitals. >> hospitals, connection wi
clinton and joe biden. what will their slogan be? another century of service? on our side, we have paul ryan, nikki haley, marco rubio, chris christie, jeb bush, susana martinez and more. who has the best opportunity to win that generational battle? >> there are inroads the republicans can make with the right leadership and right policies. the hispanic vote we know is naturally more socially conservative than much of the democratic platform and is an area republicans could have advantage with voters. they just failed to be inclusive in the last round of the election. we saw that so clearly in 2012, when it came to women and minority voters trying to limit voting rights, when it came to hispanics with the talk they had about self-deportation. every single group, republicans managed to alienate during the last election. one of the things that frustrated me about the republican leadership, you heard it in tampa, what will you do to reach hispanic voters? we have susana martinez, we have marco rubio. as if having the right person at the top can reach out. it's not just that, policy as well.
, it was embarrassing. >> compare it to a week ago, to a very prepared hillary clinton. whether badgering prepared or unprepared, badgering is not the way to go. >> having said that, the reviews are in. and they're pretty bad. >> horrible. >> senator marco -- well, some of them are partisan, but there are also we'll get to as well. the response to yesterday' hearing was not good. senator rubio said he cannot support his confirmation. while senator lindsey graham said he's very reluctant to do so. and john barrasso called his performance weak and wobbly. >> john barrasso, mika, had concerns about chuck hagel before. i thought he was very respectful. i think the statements respectful. guys like barrasso, john thune, you know, a lot of republicans would do very well to look at these leaders and emulate them. because those are the type of republicans that are very conservative, andrea mitchell, but can also respectful. >> marco rubio put out his statement before the hearing got very far. most people would wait until after the hearing was over. it was eight hours. that was painful. the kinds of unprepa
clinton's low point. they asked for security in benghazi. they didn't get it. the ambassador asked for help. he didn't get it. what does that have to do with chuck hagel? >> well, john mccain has been trying to get answers from the white house about benghazi. i think he sees this as a moment of leverage now. he can hold this up. he's got a bunch of republican senators who will follow his lead. >> what does he want? what else does he want? >> he wants the white house to explain in great detail what the president was doing or what the president did the night of the attack. he wants to know exactly what was happening that night. and he said until he gets that information, he cannot move forward with a vote on chuck hagel who clearly had nothing to do with benghazi, but mccain's going to use this moment to get that information. >> don't you think it's more frustration on the part of mccain and graham that they can't really get the president of the united states to sit and respond to their questions? so they flail away at chuck hagel, you know, over benghazi. secretary clinton is gone.
taxes by 65%. and they tried -- if we don't raise taxes 65%, this was right after the clinton tax increases and the state. and i was saying this is going to be devastating for our economic development. well, the city -- every city councilman got up there and councilwoman saying we don't get 65% tax increase, the firefighters aren't going to be able to come and rescue your little doggy from the tree. when your children are going to walk down streets that aren't going to be -- and they went on and on, tumbleweeds are going to be rolling -- guess what? we killed the tax increase. you know what happened? they gave their 11 city managers a 35% pay raise the next week. how many times -- why do i bring that up? it ain't just pensacola. every time americans hear politicians on any level saying, you know, we've got to spend more money, or else the world comes to an end. they just don't believe it anymore. >> i have a list of the national horrors that are going to occur when sequestration takes effect according to the administration released last night. look, they -- you get the sense they
, for instance, steve kroft's "60 minutes" interview where he had the president and secretary clinton. it was the biggest softball interview on the planet. they didn't ask any questions about benghazi. it was in the news that week. a whole range of issues. it was all sweetness and light. the president on the one hand when they do get this access, it's like softball city. and when they don't get the access, like on the golf course, it's where we're being shut out. it's the most opaque administration in history. so it's a little bit of much to do about nothing, i think. >> it's harder to be a journalist these days. it really is. in the era of social media with not just the white house and the president but corporations. everyone is going direct to the readership themselves. so i think that's just adding to the frustration here. >> jay carney answered some of these questions yesterday at the podium in the briefing room, too. he laid out all the interviews they've given and the access the white house feels it has given. >> there's no question that if you go back to when mr. barnicle and i
'm not going to invade iraq because i can't get the aircraft carriers i need or even bill clinton saying, you know, i'm not going to attack saddam hussein's intelligence headquarters, as he did when clinton was president because of some budget document? under the constitution, the president is commander in chief and employs the force. and so we now have the president going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement, i can't do what i need to do to protect the country. that's a kind of madness that i haven't seen in a long time. >> it is a madness. you also say here, you say the president's call for a balanced approach is reasonable. and i think we probably -- a lot of us would agree on the president's reasonable approach. and he makes a strong case of those at the top income brackets could and should pay more. but that was not the deal he made. you talk about the president moving the goalposts. what do you mean by that? >> well, the deal in the sequester was that it was only going to be spending cuts. and they reached that deal. in my book, i go through it step by step because the
to control the white house for eight years and you have hillary clinton. at the very top we're having a problem. we have to figure out who are leader is going to be. again, i'm sorry. if george w. bush is president of the united states, if gerald ford is president of the united states, he picks up the phone and calls and says let's get the guy from jersey who has 74% approval rating. we want him in our party. and we want colin powell in our party. bring colin powell. he can talk about defense. figure it out. we need that strong leader that can expand and let everyone know that it's okay to have people inside the tent that you may not agree with 100% of the time. >> my advice to those folks if they want to be in that leadership role, they got to run. they got to get to iowa. they got to get to south carolina. they got to go to the early states and start building relationships. >> with a message that's also reflecting the shifting demographics of the country. people can't just believe that they're going to put a new face on an old set of messages and policies and be able to motivate and
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